5.1 Solid 9K Gold Thos Russell with Provenance from the TSMS LAKONIA Disaster. Open Face. 46mm. Stem Wound / Stem Set. Birmingham 1935

Movement – the high quality nickel ¾ plate movement has a lever escapement and a micrometer regulator. The movement is signed “Thos Russell & Sons Ltd, Liverpool, 17 Jewels, Adjusted 3 Positions Swiss Made”. The movement is also decorated with the winged logo on the winding wheels and the words “Tempus Fugit”. The movement is in 99% mint condition.

Case – the movement comes in a solid 9K gold Dennison open face case which has a hinged back and bezel. The back cover is engraved with the following inscription: “To Dad, On your 76th Birthday, Jan 8th 1964, With Love From Charlie & Bill, Also Commemorating your Rescue and Safe Return from the “Lakonia” Xmas 1963” The rest of the case has a smooth plain finish and is in 95% mint condition

Dial – the white enamel dial has a full set of blue steel hands and is signed “Thos Russell & Son, Swiss Made”. The dial is in 99% mint condition. The watch has a mineral glass. The watch comes with several news papers detailing the sinking of the Lakonia. For an interesting update on the story, please click on the link below: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zrsak_qZTyY

£750 including shipping -